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Wages slashed as council cuts back

Wages slashed as council cuts back

HUNDREDS of workers in Banffshire face substantial pay cuts following plans by Aberdeenshire Council to slash their terms and conditions. Unions warn…


Crackdown on river wildlife crime

Crackdown on river wildlife crime

WITH THE salmon fishing season about to commence on all of Grampian’s rivers, police have launched an initiative to raise awareness of the potential impact…


Road closures

Road closures

THE B9139 Portsoy (Old Coast) road from Craigherbs to the junction of the C25L road at Loch of Auds will be closed from Monday, February 13 for three…


Pensioner killed in road crash

Pensioner killed in road crash

A PENSIONER killed in a road crash on the A95 Keith-Banff road last Thursday has been named by police as Keith man Gordon Stephen. Mr Stephen (71)…


Police report serious accident

Police report serious accident

POLICE, ambulance and fire service crews remain at the scene of scene of a serious two-vehicle road traffic accident on the A95 between Ladyhill and…


Moblie phone stolen in Buckie robbery

Moblie phone stolen in Buckie robbery

?POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her mobile phone stolen in Buckie. The incident happened at Land Street, near its junction with…


Cuminestown fire believed to be suspicious

Cuminestown fire believed to be suspicious

POLICE are appealing for information after around 1,000 straw bales worth a five-figure sum of money were destroyed in a fire near Cuminestown. The…


Bank card scam warning

Bank card scam warning

GRAMPIAN Police are warning people to be vigilant following a bank card scam where fraudsters have targeted elderly people. Conmen have been phoning…


Bank card scam warning

Bank card scam warning

GRAMPIAN Police are warning people to be vigilant following a bank card scam where fraudsters have targeted elderly people. Conmen have been phoning…


£1.1m funding boost for fishing communities

£1.1m funding boost for fishing communities

A BID to attract European fisheries funding to Aberdeenshire has been successful in gaining nearly £1.1 million for the area. The Scottish Government…


School bus driver banned

School bus driver banned

A CUMINESTOWN man convicted of driving a school bus while using a hand-held mobile phone has had his bus driver’s licence suspended for eight weeks by…


£16,000 worth of drugs seized in police operation

£16,000 worth of drugs seized in police operation

POLICE uncovered heroin and crack cocaine when they raided properties in Macduff as part of an increased clampdown on drugs in the area. Officers stormed…


Police appeal for information on Turriff vandalism

Police appeal for information on Turriff vandalism

GRAMPIAN Police are seeking information on a vandalism incident at the town's Market Street. A window was damaged between 11.00pm and 11.50pm on Saturday,…


NHS goes public on maternity plans

NHS goes public on maternity plans

OPEN MEETINGS are being held by NHS Grampian in Huntly on Wednesday, January 11, as part of a formal consultation on proposed changes to the area’s maternity…


Police appeal for witnesses following Turriff nightclub assault

Police appeal for witnesses following Turriff nightclub assault

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Buckley’s Nightclub in Castle Street, Turriff. A 24-year-old man was was struck on the face…


Further arrests for drink driving

Further arrests for drink driving

GRAMPIAN Police have charged eight people in the second week of the festive drink/drug driving campaign. Six people were caught driving under the influence…


Drink drivers caught in festive crackdown

Drink drivers caught in festive crackdown

NO fewer than 17 drink and drug drivers - including a woman more than four times the legal alcohol limit and on her way to work - have been caught in…


Police use 'foam-tipped projectile' before arrest

Police use 'foam-tipped projectile' before arrest

POLICE fired a foam-tipped round at a man believed to have a weapon at a house near Alvah early this morning. Grampian Police said a "Home Office-approved…


Police urge caution to motorists after Banffshire battered by storm

Police urge caution to motorists after Banffshire battered by storm

GRAMPIAN Police are advising motorists to travel with extra caution following high winds, with numerous roads across the north-east being affected by…


First phase of police operation in Moray

First phase of police operation in Moray

MORE than 35 licensed premises were visited and numerous youths stopped and searched in Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Buckie and Keith in the latest…


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